Deschutes Armory XPA (Extra Pale Ale)

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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Its fitting this experimental pale ale was the first beer brewed at our Portland Pub. This XPA gets its bitter twist from Nugget, and Northern Brewer hops, then delivers a pronounced citrus kick from Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops. Consider this your next hop obsession.

Malt: Crystal
Hops: Nugget, Northern Brewer, Citra, Cascade, Centennial
192 Calories

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8648) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle at Jims Burger, Bangkok. Poured a very slightly hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is malt, citrus metallic hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a fresh crisp, citrusy, woody resin hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (887) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle pour. Appearance is cloudy light brown with noticeable floating sediment, minimal sparkle, finger-width off-white foamy head with poor retention and light leggy lacing. Aroma is herbal, musty hops over bready malt base. Taste is strong scallions and herbs over bready malts. Palate is medium bodied with thick, foamy texture, average carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, I give it credit for being different as the herbal nature is not where most APAs go, but its not my favorite.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (547) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2017
Tap at Tap Singapore - very interesting beer - very very floral nose and taste almost camomile-like - lovely bitter finish makes me salivate - kinda out there so thats good right?

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brkr521 (7) - - FEB 23, 2017 does not count
amber/gold body with white head. Aroma caramel and hops. Initial taste caramel and citrus fruit. Finishes with a mellow hops flavor that lingers for a few seconds. Very drinkable. Highly enjoyable on a warm day.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (667) - HONG KONG - FEB 22, 2017
Clear brown pour with thin creamy white head. Smells of spicy crystal malt, plastic, lightly grassy hop, lime leaves, thyme, faint bready sweetness. Tastes of lightly sweet malt, medium resin bitterness. Body is bitter, slick, a bit watery. Very enjoyable pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (752) - HONG KONG - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Armory XPA. Clearish copper pour with dense thin white head. Aroma is bitter and slightly pilsner-y with some grassy hops and some green apple. Taste is crisp and grassy with some solid deep malty sweetness. Again somewhat pilsner-y. Lasting crisp pine bitterness. Good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (1144) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pale amber, off-white head, Aroma of malt, fruit, and pine. Taste is malt, caramel, possibly faint dark berry notes, tea, fruit, pine. Bitter finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (786) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Aroma: sweet and malty; very nice combo; Appearance: clear amber pour with thin white head that dissipates slowly; Taste: follows nose; great balance; Palate: medium-light body with medium finish; Overall: great every day beer, although a little heavy on the malt. Will get again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2748) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle. Clear coppery color with an off-white lightly lacing head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grass, caramel and biscuit. Tastes fruity and sweetish with a touch of resinous bitterness. Smooth and medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigcat03 (299) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours clear amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, pine, and sweet bread. Initial taste is a nice balance of citrus and pine with a huge malt backbone. Aftertaste is big on malt with a little pine. Nice medium body with pleasant carbonation. Excellent beer that is easily drinkable and sessionable. This might be my new go to when I just simply need a good beer.


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